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Japan-easy#2I'm Tanaka. /
I'm Tanaka too.

Basic sentences: A is B (Part2)

1. Watashi mo Tanaka desu.

In this case, the name “Tanaka” is the same for the three, so instead of “wa,” we use “mo” after the first time.

The first person said “wa.” After that, the 2nd and 3rd person said “mo.”

If there are more people named “Tanaka” to come, then they would all say “mo.”

When you’re saying the names of various fish, this is what it would be like. First, we use “wa.” If the next item is also a fish, we use “mo.”

If you can master this rule, you can take your Japanese one step further.

2. Jūsu mo tada desu ka?

Tom has come to a café in Japan. He will correctly use “wa” and “mo.”

First, he said “Mizu wa tada desuka?” using “wa” to ask.

Next, he said “Jūsu mo tada desuka?”

Since he asked if the juice was also free, he used “mo.”

Do you understand the difference between “wa” and “mo”?

3. Kore mo kotton desu ka?

“Mo” appeared in the conversation.

Katrina is good at speaking Japanese. She has come to buy cotton clothes. She will correctly use “mo” to speak with the staff while shopping.

4. Kanji-easy!

There are about 2,000 “kanji” that are regularly used. This section will use various methods that will allow you to visualize kanji. We hope you will become acquainted with kanji while having fun.

5. Phrase-easy!

You will learn useful Japanese phrases and real-life experiences relating to those phrases. The topic this time is “chotto.”

Tea Break

Sakuramochi

Sakuramochi

A rice cake filled with anko, or azuki bean paste, is wrapped with a salt-pickled leaf of a sakura tree, or cherry blossom. The leaf is peeled off before eating. The delicate cherry blossom flavor is perfect for getting a taste of Japanese culture.

Exercises
on the Net #2

Question 1

Instruction:Change the following sentences into interrogative.

1

アマンダamandaさんsanwaピアニストpianisutoですdesu

(amanda san wa pianisuto desu)

Amanda is a pianist.

Answer

アマンダamandaさんsanwaピアニストpianisutoですdesuka

(amanda san wa pianisuto desu ka)

2

パイナップルpainappuruwaフルーツfurūtsuですdesu

(painappuru wa furūtsu desu)

A pinapple is a kind of fruit.

Answer

パイナップルpainappuruwaフルーツfurūtsuですdesuka

(painappuru wa furūtsu desu ka)

Question 2

Instruction:Translate the following sentences into Japanese.

1

A: I'm Amanda.

B: I'm Amanda, too.

Answer

A: わたしwatashiwaアマンダamandaですdesu

(watashi wa amanda desu)

B: わたしwatashimoアマンダamandaですdesu

(watashi mo amanda desu)

2

A: Is this made of cotton?

B: Yes, it is.

A: Is this made of cotton, too?

B: No. It is made of polyester.

Answer

A: これkorewaコットンkottonですdesuka

(kore wa kotton desu ka)

B: はいhai、そうですdesu

(hai sō desu)

A: これkoremoコットンkottonですdesuka

(kore mo kotton desu ka)

B: いいえīe。それsorewaポリエステルporiesuteruですdesu

(īe sore wa poriesuteru desu)

Question 3

Instruction:Looking at each picture, answer the question in Japanese.

1

みずmizuwaただtadaですdesuka

(mizu wa tada desu ka)

Answer

はいhai、ただtadaですdesu

(hai tada desu)

2

おちゃochamoただtadaですdesuka

(ocha mo tada desu ka)

Answer

はいhai、ただtadaですdesu

(hai tada desu)

3

ジュースjūsumoただtadaですdesuka

(jūsu mo tada desu ka)

Answer

いいえ、īe(ジュースjūsuwa)ただtadaじゃjaありませんarimasen

(īe jūsu wa tada ja arimasen)